When Chelsea visits Old Trafford on Thursday for their penultimate Premier League match of the season, Manchester United can lock up Champions League football for the 2023–24 campaign.
With a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth last weekend, the fourth-placed Red Devils only need to avoid defeat to guarantee a top-four finish. Chelsea, however, are still in 12th place after losing 1-0 to Manchester City. Here, Sports Mole summarizes the team news for both clubs.
Lisandro Martinez (foot), Tom Heaton (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), and Phil Jones (knee) all out for Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford (illness) is uncertain.
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho, and Rashford make up Sports Mole’s expected starting lineup.
Benoit Badiashile, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Armando Broja, N’Golo Kante, Marc Cucurella, Marcus Bettinelli, Reece James, and Mateo Kovacic are all out for Chelsea due to injuries.
Kepa, Chalobah, Silva, Fofana, Azpilicueta, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Hall, Gallagher, Havertz, and Sterling make up Sports Mole’s anticipated starting lineup.